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Become A Lead Business Analyst

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Working As A Lead Business Analyst

  • Interacting With Computers
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Processing Information
  • Getting Information
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $101,780

    Average Salary

What Does A Lead Business Analyst Do

A Lead Business Analyst cooperates with other analysts to solve problems and maximize the performance of the company. Their primary duties include managing the analyst team, creating and implementing procedures, preparing reports, and providing guidance to staff.

How To Become A Lead Business Analyst

A bachelor’s degree in a computer or information science field is common, although not always a requirement. Some firms hire analysts with business or liberal arts degrees who have skills in information technology or computer programming.


Most computer systems analysts have a bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field. Because these analysts also are heavily involved in the business side of a company, it may be helpful to take business courses or major in management information systems.

Some employers prefer applicants who have a master's degree in business administration (MBA) with a concentration in information systems. For more technically complex jobs, a master’s degree in computer science may be more appropriate.

Although many computer systems analysts have technical degrees, such a degree is not always a requirement. Many analysts have liberal arts degrees and have gained programming or technical expertise elsewhere.

Many systems analysts continue to take classes throughout their careers so they can learn about new and innovative technologies. Technological advances come so rapidly in the computer field that continual study is necessary to remain competitive.

Systems analysts must understand the business field they are working in. For example, a hospital may want an analyst with a thorough understanding of health plans and programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and an analyst working for a bank may need to understand finance. Having knowledge of their industry helps systems analysts communicate with managers to determine the role of the information technology (IT) systems in an organization.


With experience, systems analysts can advance to project manager and lead a team of analysts. Some can eventually become IT directors or chief technology officers. For more information, see the profile on computer and information systems managers.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Analysts must interpret complex information from various sources and be able to decide the best way to move forward on a project. They must also be able to figure out how changes may affect the project.

Communication skills. Analysts work as a go-between with management and the IT department and must be able to explain complex issues in a way that both will understand.

Creativity. Because analysts are tasked with finding innovative solutions to computer problems, an ability to “think outside the box” is important.

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Real Lead Business Analyst Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Jersey City, NJ Jan 06, 2016 $168,963
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. Jersey City, NJ Jan 29, 2016 $165,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. New York, NY Feb 11, 2015 $160,000
Lead Business Analyst MUFG Union Bank, N.A. San Francisco, CA Sep 11, 2015 $155,000
Lead Business Analyst GFT USA Consulting LLC New York, NY Jun 01, 2016 $150,000 -
Lead Business Analyst GFT USA Consulting LLC (Formerly Rule Financial) New York, NY Oct 22, 2015 $150,000 -
Lead Business Analyst GFT USA Consulting LLC New York, NY Aug 26, 2015 $150,000 -
Lead Business Analyst Cognilytics, Inc. Milpitas, CA Mar 10, 2016 $145,662
Lead Business Analyst KSN Technologies, Inc. Hoffman Estates, IL Jul 09, 2016 $140,000
Lead Business Analyst, Technical Operations Systems Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Novato, CA May 07, 2016 $140,000
Senior Lead Business Analyst HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. New York, NY Jan 21, 2015 $140,000
Vice President, Lead Business Analyst Jpmorgan Chase and Co. New York, NY Oct 28, 2016 $138,500
Lead Business Analyst Blue Shield of California San Francisco, CA Aug 15, 2016 $135,387
Lead Business Analyst EPAM Systems, Inc. McLean, VA Aug 31, 2015 $110,000 -
Associate-Lead Business Analyst Nomura America Services, LLC New York, NY Sep 23, 2016 $110,000 -
Lead Business Analyst Virtusa Corporation Troy, NY Aug 22, 2016 $110,000
Lead Consultant/Business Analyst Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc. (Legacy Kanbay) Schaumburg, IL Jan 21, 2016 $109,243
Lead Business Analyst Hcentive, Inc. Reston, VA Sep 15, 2015 $109,000
Lead Business Analyst Netcracker Technology Corporation Overland Park, KS Aug 26, 2016 $108,419
Lead Consultant/Business Analyst Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc. Atlanta, GA May 06, 2015 $91,312
Lead Consultant/Business Analyst Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc. Mettawa, IL Jul 26, 2015 $90,376
Lead Consultant/Business Analyst Capgemini Financial Services USA Inc. Minneapolis, MN May 10, 2015 $90,334
Lead Business Analyst/Pega Prpc Genisys Technologies, Inc. Plymouth, MN Apr 03, 2015 $90,000
Lead Business Analyst Photon Infotech, Inc. Montvale, NJ Feb 20, 2015 $90,000
Lead Business Analyst Incessant Technologies, Na Inc. Fairfield, NJ Sep 15, 2015 $90,000
Lead Business Analyst Hcentive, Inc. Reston, VA Sep 17, 2015 $90,000
Lead-Business Analyst Synechron, Inc. Charlotte, NC Nov 25, 2016 $90,000

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Top Skills for A Lead Business Analyst


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Top Lead Business Analyst Skills

  1. Business Requirement Document
  2. Business Process
  3. Test Plans
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Drafted the business requirement documents and held the meetings with the users to review and finalize the business requirement document.
  • Conducted meetings with subject matter experts and documented the business process.
  • Assist in preparation of the testing strategy and test plans; guide user acceptance testing.
  • Created tables and databases in MS SQL Server 2005 Involved in preparing a simple and detailed user and technical manual.
  • Prepared a Requirements Test Matrix between the automation scripts developed and the manual regression test cases of the client.

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